public and private partners to improve capacity for business job growth and investment.



private business growth and investment by providing key information/support services.



the regions competitive advantages to promote business attraction/retention



on behalf of our customers and clients


Economic Development in Weld County

Upstate Colorado Economic Development is a public/private non-profit economic development corporation that provides services to all of Weld County. Our work focuses on supporting primary industry and employment diversity.

Our goal is to help these employers bring new equity into the local economy. Upstate Colorado provides service to existing and expanding primary employers, and to those who are considering a Weld County location for their business.

Our plan is to continue to focus on helping create and retain jobs, which in turn will bring wealth to all levels of Weld County.

Weld County

Weld County finds itself in the path of opportunity. Weld County is located near several high education institutions, world-class employers and diverse cultural and recreational offerings.


Weld County has projected growth of 32.8% between the years of 2013 and 2023. The 32.8% represents an additional 88,341 people moving into the County over the last 10 years.


Weld County is home to 31 incorporated towns. Many of these towns are the fastest growing in Colorado.


Colorado ranks 48th among 50 state in tax revenue compared to personal income.


Weld County and Colorado both have a pro-growth and pro-business attitude. There are a range of economic incentives, resources, and loan programs that aim to assist new and existing businesses. Weld County is the only county in Colorado that is debt free.

Helping Weld County Thrive

Upstate Colorado assists Weld County through facilitating and attracting new investment, new job opportunities, stimulating income growth and expanding the local community tax base.

Agilent Technologies

Frederick, CO

In February 2023, Agilent Technologies announced its expansion into Frederick, Colorado, marking one of the most significant bioscience investments in Weld County. This expansion will double Agilent’s manufacturing capacity of therapeutic nucleic acids and result in a $725 million investment and 160 new jobs.



Windsor, CO

Gotham Greens is a year-round commercial scale agricultural greenhouse, that provides local cultivation and regional distribution of nutritionally dense and long-lasting produce, focusing on taste, quality, and sustainability in the food production industry. The new facility will bring 55 permanent full-time jobs to Northern Colorado.



Windsor, CO

Lineage Logistics focuses on cold-storage systems to preserve, protect and optimize the distribution of food through innovative technology, streamlined operations, and a global network of facilities. With operation set to begin in 2023, the new 200,000 square foot facility anticipates creating 80 permanent full-time quality jobs and will support cold storage and distribution for JBS USA and West Coast markets.

May 8, 2024 in News

Continued Expansion Reaffirms Colorado Premium’s Commitment To Greeley

Greeley, CO – May 8, 2024 – Founded in 1998 by former Con-Agra/Monfort executive Kevin LaFleur, Colorado Premium has been headquartered in Greeley, Colorado for more than 25 years. Colorado Premium is a value-added manufacturer of high-quality beef, pork, chicken, and other proteins in sous vide, portioned, marinated, and ground…

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August 24, 2023 in News

Hirsh Precision Products Announces Grand Opening of New Headquarters in Frederick

Upstate is excited to share that Hirsh Precision Products has announced the official grand opening of their new headquarters in Frederick.  “We want to again welcome and congratulate Hirsh Precision... Read More
May 15, 2023 in News

Upstate Colorado Economic Development Hires Regional Grants Navigator

Alison Pegg joins Upstate Colorado Economic Development as the Regional Grants Navigator to serve Region 2. In this role, Pegg will assist local governments within the region to connect to and secure funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and other federal grants….

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January 9, 2023 in News, Project Announcements

Agilent Technologies Expansion

We are excited to share that Agilent Technologies has announced an expansion to their state-of-the-art facility in the Town of Frederick, Weld County, Colorado. This significant expansion will double Agilent’s manufacturing capacity of therapeutic nucleic acids and result in a $725 million investment. To support this growth, 160 new jobs…

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